If you are planning for your adult child, much of what is discussed will apply, however, we can project the number of funds needed to protect your child, determine their workforce capability with better certainty, and determine what benefits they are receiving and evaluate if they are appropriate.
Some adults with mental disabilities may still be able to plan for who makes financial decisions for them if they cannot (Power of Attorney) and who makes medical decisions if they cannot (Healthcare Power of Attorney). There are specific legal tests which we can administer to determine if an adult can effectively plan for their own needs.
However, sometimes an adult is not able to plan for themselves. If this is the case, then a Conservatorship may be necessary. A conservatorship is a court proceeding where a judge determines who should make medical and/or financial decisions for an individual who cannot make decisions for themselves.
Upon talking to you and the individual that needs planning, OC Elder Law can guide you through the best planning opportunity so that the individual is taken care of and maintains a respectable quality of life.